Apr 14 2013

A Second Liebster Award

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A great big thank you to Wayne L Murphy who has nominated me
for this second Liebster Award! Truly this is a great honor.


So what is the Liebster Award?
Liebster Award is for bloggers with under 300 followers and the rules of the
award is that the nominee must link back to whoever awarded them, write 11
random facts about themselves, answer the 11 questions from the award giver,
and then nominate another 11 bloggers and make up 11 questions for them to
answer. It’s a great way for new and undiscovered bloggers to meet new people,
get more followers and find some blogs that they want to follow.”


My answers to Wayne‘s
11 questions:


1. Where would you
like to travel?

Bigova, Montenegro

Naples, Italy

Maine, USA

Cranberry Lake,

Mingan Archipelago National Park,
Quebec, Canada

(Just to name a few


2. If you were a
superhero what would your superpower be?

Psionic powers which include biological manipulation on
myself and others, telekinesis, teleportation, dimensional travel, and


3. What was your
first car?


Alright, it was a pedal car, but it was awesome!


4. Who is your
favorite author?

I am my favorite author.

J. D. Salinger can join me on this list.


5. Do you prefer cold
weather or warm weather?



6. When was the last
time you built a snowman?

Sims image of snowman building

This leads to the question of when was there enough snow

build a snowman! I believe the blizzard of 1995 was the
last time I had the

Unless we count snowmen built in The Sims 2,

in which case
the answer is last month.

7. Who is your
favorite actor or actress?

Bruce Willis or Felicia Day


8. At what age did
you start writing or drawing?

I started worth-while writing when I was nine.


9. What do you enjoy
most about your art?

What I enjoy most is when my characters surprise me.


10. Who would you
like to see in concert?

The Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox 20 concert tour is happening
this summer. Though I have already seen both of these bands in concert before
in the late nineties, I would like to see one of the shows on this 2013 tour.


I would also love to see Bikinis for Eskimos in concert- but they are a fictional band in my book series!


11. Do you know
anyone you would take a bullet for?


11 Facts about Me


no cameras allowed image

I have lived in a part of Pennsylvania where the belief that
photography can steal the soul of a person is still prevalent.


My Lenni Lenape people also hold the belief that a name is
sacred. Our people use nicknames or only part of our true name in social
settings. (We refer to each other according to the relationship- Mother,
Father, Brother, Friend, etc.) Each person for thousands of years has had a
unique name.

The common custom today of a baby being named shortly after
birth by the parents is very different from our ways. A child would be about
seven years of age when brought to the Name Giver, who is a person selected by
the Great Spirit (or God). The true
name may be given at once, or may take years, for the Name Giver must have a
vision to discover what it should be.


No other may ever have that name. It dies along with our
body and travels with our spirit. A witch could kill simply by using our true name. It is believed that knowledge of the true
name could also trap a soul.

So please, feel free to just call me J.

Fantasy Hop Cancelled image

I am heart broken that the Fantasy Blog Hop by Carrie
Ann is cancelled.

misaligned shutters by window image

I find fake shutters to be deeply disturbing,
even more
so when they do not line up with a window.

Habitat for Humanity image

My favorite charity is Habitat for Humanity.

pretend mp3 player image

Current most played bands on my MP3 player –

Kill Hannah 

I Am The Avalanche 


cake image

I think chocolate toffee crunch is a fantastic cake

movie posters image


I see an interesting animal activism

correlation between the movies

Temple Grandin

and Bereavement.

image of moccasins

I have a pair of moccasins that I wear on occasion.

image of yogurt container

My top three food cravings right now are steak, lobster, and
Chobani Greek Yogurt Coffee with Dark Chocolate Chips.

image of friends and a car

Three people who I have never met offline
but consider
to be friends are:




I drive way too fast on open roads.
This is part of why I love Stu’s


11 Questions for the tagged ones to answer:


1- Would you rather watch a sunrise or a sunset (not a metaphor), and why?

2- How do you feel about homeschooling?

3- What is the most alluring thing a svelte woman can wear?

4- What do you believe would be the greatest challenge or
biggest weakness for a deity? (Not
necessarily a deity you believe in, if you happen to have faith, but just
hypothetically speaking.)

5- What would most motivate you to tell someone else about a
good book you just read?

6- What do you do with your clean socks? (Fold them together, roll them into a ball,
pull them out of a package because you never wear the same socks twice…)

7- If your life were to flash before your eyes right now,
how would it look and what feeling(s) would you have?

8- What do you retweet the most on Twitter, share-post the
most of on Facebook, or +1 the most of on Google+?

9- What would most make you respect a man you just met?

10- When looking for a blog hop, where do you turn to?

11- What are the first three verbs associated with water
that come to mind? (Examples: pour, drip,
spill — No, you can not use those three! Be creative. Think.)


Please let me know when your posts are up. I look forward to
reading them.


Here are the 11 blogs I am giving this award to:


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    • Wayne Murphy on April 14, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Great answers J! I remember as a child driving through PA and my mother took a picture of a horse and buggy, right after that the camera broke and she swore that the man in the buggy had something to do with it. Have a great weekend!

    • J Lenni Dorner on April 15, 2013 at 2:49 AM

    Could be, could be…

    • Bibsey Mama on April 15, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Thanks so much for putting me on your list. I am looking forward to having a read of the others. I am up to my ears in the AtoZ 2013 challenge, but will respond as soon as I can. I have a few people I would like to pass award on to x

    • Wayne Murphy on April 15, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Anything is possible! 🙂

    • Elizabeth on April 16, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Thanks so much for including me! I look forward to checking out the other blogs in this lovely list!

    • J Lenni Dorner on April 16, 2013 at 5:36 AM

    You’re welcome. I look forward to your post!

    • J Lenni Dorner on April 16, 2013 at 5:39 AM

    I happily anticipate the forthcoming answers of those I tagged.

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